10 Vacation Rentals In Truckee, California - Updated 2021

vacation rentals in truckee ca
Nicole
Nicole
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Truckee is a town located in Northern California. It sits in the Sierra Nevada mountain range and can be found about 12 miles (19 km) north of Lake Tahoe. Surrounded by mountains and lakes, there’s no shortage of things to do for those who like the great outdoors. The area is certainly known for its skiing, and there are multiple ski resorts nearby. Or you can go for a bike ride or hike alongside Lake Truckee. And there’s plenty of food to enjoy as well: from coffee shops to pizza parlours and plenty in between. We’ve created a list of our favourite vacation rentals in Truckee, so read on and check out the options.

1. Condo with gorgeous forest views (from USD 175)

Let’s start our list off with a two-bedroom condo that can sleep up to six guests. With a large deck and big picture windows, you’ll have stunning views of the forest. There’s a trail right outside the house which is excellent for snowshoeing in the winter or a nice walk in summer. The house has a full kitchen so you can create your favourite meals when you don’t feel like going out. In the living room, you’ll find a gas fireplace and flat-screen tv. Each bedroom has a queen-size bed and there’s also a sofa bed which can sleep two more. And it’s a child-friendly space too with parking.

Tahoe Donner: 200mbps WiFi, Family Friendly, Gorgeous Forest Views
137 reviews
condo 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The furniture is very comfortable
It's all trees from the living room and dining room windows
The beds and couch are comfortable
(bed in other room was better) and not enough quality bed pillows (next time we'll bring our own)
The condo is off a busy road but is very quiet despite this The view from the window in the great room is gorgeous and peaceful
Cleanliness:
The condo was exactly as described and was comfortable clean and well maintained
The condo is very clean and full of thoughtful amenities especially for those traveling with children
Host:
All was great and very comfortable Doug was very helpful and great to work with
but he is a very professional renter Answers to all the questions promptly
well appointed super easy check
excellent Doug also provided us with plenty of information on the area prior to our arrival which was most helpful
We never met the owner
Location:
Excellent Mtn biking in the area
The location is perfect - there is a children's playground a short walk away and lots of area to explore surrounding the condo
ski resorts are just some that are within 15 mins drive of the condo
Dinner Tahoe has great mtn biking from the condo
It is a short drive into Truckee and there is a Safeway Starbucks and numerous restaurants a short drive away
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2. Condo near the ski slopes (from USD 135)

This condo is perfect for those who like the outdoors. It backs onto the Tahoe Donner Ski Hill, so you can literally ski in and out of the condo if you so wish! In the summer, you can take a mountain bike out or go for a hike. The condo has one bedroom with a queen-size bed. It’s got a full kitchen so you can cook your favourite meals during your stay. The condo is airy and bright, and there’s an indoor fireplace to keep you warm and cosy on cool nights.

Escape to your Mountain Hideaway. Sleeps up to 4 comfortably.
88 reviews
condo 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
more then we expected it to be very cozy and comfortable
Everything was as expected in the pictures and descriptions
The futons the kids slept on in the living room were comfortable as was our bed upstairs in the bedroom
a plenty - linens kitchen utensils paper towels
which details amenities included with the rental
Cleanliness:
Everything was clean and updated
Everything was clean and in good working order
It was very clean and most comfortable with everything we needed
Host:
She is a delightful kind person and the contact with her
Trudy (the owner) is very responsive welcoming and clearly committed to ensuring an enjoyable experience for her guests
Trudy was wonderful to work with
We found the owner Trudy very helpful in giving us all the info and instructions for use of the Condo
clean well-appointed homey
Location:
The apartment has a nice location close to the lifts
Downtown Truckee and North Lake within 30 minutes or less which was great
Clean and cozy condo based at the bottom of the ski bowl at Tahoe Donner very convenient to the Trout Creek recreation center (gym) and downtown Truckee
In the summer there's a trail close by that leads into the woods
the cabin is very comfortable and inviting and an easy 20 minute drive to Northstar and close to great restaurants in Truckee
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3. Historic downtown Truckee retreat (from USD 205)

This home is perfect for those who want to be centrally located while also having all the outdoor fun at your fingertips. The two-bedroom home is located in historic downtown Truckee, meaning you’ll be close to local restaurants and shops. And you’ll only be a short drive away from the ski resorts and trails. The house features an open-plan kitchen, living room, and dining room, so you can cook your favourite meal and chat with the family at the same time. Four people can stay in the home, and each bedroom has a queen-size bed. You’ll also have cable tv and an indoor fireplace.

Historic Downtown Truckee Retreat
Truckee, California, United States
228 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place has a nice interior great kitchen with modern appliances and comfortable beds
the kitchen is nicely organized and the living spaces have nice natural light
loved our time here great kitchen excellent beds front stairs streaming with sweet peas
bath is compact with shower in tub and small sink -- all in good working condition and clean
the gourmet kitchen was a bonus - perfect for making meals in
Cleanliness:
very clean and well stocked
very nice and clean space
very clean modern space with nice touches
the place was clean and as described
new clean and stylish
Host:
host was very responsive to questions
he was also very responsive with requests
the host bryan was very responsive and answers my questions promptly
the home is beautiful and the host is right there when you need him
very thoughtful and responsive host
Location:
great location too
great location close to downtown
great location easy walk to downtown truckee
bryan's place is located within walking distance to the charming downtown truckee area
and a great location to old town truckee you can walk to everything
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4. Perfect cabin for a family vacation (from USD 300)

This home is perfect for larger groups. With three bedrooms, this cabin can sleep up to eight guests. Recently remodelled, it offers heated bathroom floors, flat-screen TVs, and a deck to relax on. You’ll have a full kitchen so you can make your favourite meals. There’s also on-site parking for those driving down. It’s located a short drive from every attraction the area has to offer. Spend warm summer days in Lake Tahoe or go snowboarding in the snowy winter months.

Perfect 3BR Cabin in Tahoe Donner
Truckee, California, United States
193 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bathroom heated floors and amenities were also great
the heated bathroom floors were awesome for our winter stay
if you want to relax then you can enjoy the community pools nearby
house is cozy and very well equipped with many amenities
awesome cozy place with plenty of comfy lounge areas and amenities
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and well organized
great place very clean and comfortable
the cabin is very clean and cozy
great place clean nicely decorated and all essentials
the house was very clean and organized
Host:
sarah is a great host and you’ll enjoy her home
sarah was very responsive to any questions we had throughout the trip
sarah was responsive and quick to communicate
we had a few questions and last minute change requests and sarah was extremely responsive accommodating and understanding
communication with host was very pleasant and i got answers in minutes
Location:
the location was great
the location is great
perfect location just minutes from downtown truckee
really cute cabin in a great area very close to tahoe donner ski resort
great house in nice family friendly location
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5. A charming Truckee chalet (from USD 178)

Our next option is a charming chalet. With high-vaulted ceilings and warm, wooden decor, it certainly has a cosy feel. Relax in front of the flat-screen tv and keep warm near the indoor fireplace. You’ll find a full kitchen so you can cook your own meals. There is a private parking on-site too. For a luxurious experience, you can use the hot tub to relax and take in the views.

The Truckee Chalet
Truckee, California, United States
279 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the sofa bed is firm but of good quality
the hot tub is new and supersized the tv and movies are great
excellent location comfortable & modern amenities & attentive hosts
great tv and entertainment system as well
loved the kitchen and also the variety of dvd movies and series
Cleanliness:
very clean and cozy space
expect coziness cleanliness and ease
very clean and pleasant space
it was very clean and comfortable
very clean and the most well appointed kitchen
Host:
host was responsive and considerate
the manager is super friendly and responsive
highly recommend kind people
cainen was an amazing host he was very responsive and answered all my questions in a timely manner
cainen & katie were great hosts and were responsive with any questions
Location:
great location and private
great location minutes from downtown truckee
great place with great location
such a nice place and close to everywhere
cainen's place is the ideal winter ski weekend getaway
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Monthly discount: 25% off

6. Private one-bedroom cottage

This one-bedroom cottage is perfect for those who want to relax in privacy. It’s got a rear deck that looks out onto the landscaped backyard, meaning you have a fantastic view of the lush green trees without any interruption. With wood accents and an indoor fireplace, the cottage certainly has a cosy atmosphere. It’s got a full kitchen as well, so you can cook your favourite meals. It’s perfect for two people, but there’s also a fold-out sofa bed if four guests arrive.

Ideal Truckee Location Near Ski And Golf Resorts.
118 reviews
bungalow 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
It's especially nice to watch the sun rise through the beautiful yard and trees while looking out the kitchen window
The home is stocked cozy and clean
Had the fire on and everything
The cottage has every amenity you might need and was spotless
Loved the kitchen looking over the natural wonderland
Host:
He met us as we arrived
Some hosts have it all together
was very polite and helpful but most of all the property was beautiful
Guy made it easy to check in and was friendly and responsive
Our host was most helpful with directions/instructions on how to get to the property and into the guest house
Location:
This is a lovely property in a quiet neighborhood
but you can reach downtown Truckee in less than 10 minutes Clean and spacious
Truckee is a beautiful city offering charm character and wonderful restaurants
If you have a chance to stay here you will not regret it great location and value
It was a perfect one bedroom in a really cool area
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7. Romantic and cosy cabin

This romantic cabin has one bedroom and sleeping space for four. There are plenty of ways to relax in this rustic-style cabin. Enjoy dinner on the deck where you can look at the surrounding trees or up at the stars at night. Unwind in front of the tv in the living room. And when it’s time for bed, you’ll feel nice and cosy on the queen-size bed. There’s an upstairs loft with two twin beds, allowing for four people to stay here. The kitchen is on the smaller side but has everything you’ll need to cook your own meals. And you’ll be near everything this area has to offer. Go for a boat ride at the nearby Lake Donner in summer or head to a ski resort in the winter.

Romantic and cozy cabin near Donner Lake set among the towering pines!
43 reviews
cabin 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

8. Spacious studio in the mountains

This studio guest suite can sleep two people, so it’s perfect for a couple. There’s free parking on site, and you can keep connected with wireless internet. The studio has a kitchenette so you can cook simple meals during your stay. The studio is located near everything! You’ll be a short drive from the town centre, and also close to all the outdoor activities. Spend a day at a ski resort or go for a hike at Donner Memorial State Park.

Spacious studio in the mountains
Truckee, California, United States
316 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

9. Cute two-bedroom cabin

Up next we’ve got a cabin that’s great for families or groups of friends. It’s got two bedrooms and can sleep up to six people. The living room creates a relaxing atmosphere with its flat-screen tv and fireplace. There’s a full kitchen so you can make your own meals when you don’t feel like going out. The cabin is a short drive from Lake Tahoe and the Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, so you won’t be far from enjoying all the outdoor activities this area has to offer. The cabin includes access to the Tahoe Donner pool, gym, and private beach!

Cute Tahoe Donner Home with HOA Access
14266 Glacier View Dr
8 reviews
House 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

10. Romantic private studio with hot tub

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway in Truckee, this studio apartment is perfect. Get a good night’s rest in the king size bed, or cook dinner for your sweetie in the full kitchen. There’s even a hot tub where you can relax and look out onto the beautiful surroundings. It’s a great spot to call home while enjoying the local area as well. The apartment sits at the edge of a large expanse of open land, which is full of hiking and biking trails. You’ll be minutes away from the Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River, an excellent fishing spot.

Spacious Private Tahoe Studio, with Miles of Trails At Your Door + Hot Tub Close
127 reviews
studio 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
It had everything we needed with lots of room outside for the pup to roam
The best part was my doggie was able to stay with me
The studio was tidy and we'll kept with a neat retro kitchenette
Cleanliness:
The property was beautiful and charming with endless trails and fresh air
Host:
She was also very accommodating
The host is very accommodating
the hostess was kind helpful and the studio was darling Thanks for a great weekend
This is a very nice studio well furnished in a quiet area good for two people
Mary was a wonderful host
Location:
Great location if you're looking for a quite place that's near to all the nice Tahoe attractions
A lovely setting Trails start at the front door into a pine forest Perfect for walking a pup
It's a modest but well maintained accommodation and if you're looking for a great couple's get away especially if you're a dog owner
A great little spot to get away
Quite neighborhood that's 10mins away from Truckee old town and many wonderful hiking trails
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Year round outdoor fun

Truckee offers plenty of outdoor fun regardless of the season. It’s known for its ski resorts, but with plenty of lakes and trails around, you can certainly keep yourself occupied in the summer. So book the vacation rental that suits you the most, and start planning your trip to Truckee!

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Nicole is an American expat living in London, England. When she moved from the midwest to London in 2012, it was her first time leaving the US. She has traveled steadily since then, making trips...Read more

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